Here Are 9 Awesome Zika-Free Honeymoon Destinations

Australia's beaches are particularly gorgeous Zika-free zones // Shutterstock

Australia’s beaches are particularly gorgeous Zika-free zones // Shutterstock

As you have probably uttered to yourself more than once as you and your to-be have puzzled over where to take your post-nuptial getaway, this Zika thing has been a real bummer when it comes to planning a trip of a lifetime in a far-flung destination. As many people have found, it can be tricky to nail down a locale you guys are super pumped about for your honeymoon that is also completely safe and in the clear if the virus is something you are currently worried about.

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Meet Local Vendors & Shop at Lilly Pulitzer King of Prussia’s White Dress Event

Bridal prettiness at the King of Prussia Lilly Pultizer

Bridal prettiness at the King of Prussia Lilly Pultizer

Several years ago, a friend of mine wore a Lilly Pulitzer “Little White Dress” when she got married in Cabo. It was a short eyelet dress with a slip liner and slightly flared, long sleeves, and it was absolutely perfect for her easy, breezy destination wedding.

If you’re doing the destination wedding thing—or simply going for a casual sand-in-toes kind of wedding right here at the Shore, I’d highly recommend checking out the collection. And even if you’re not, the pretty frocks make for perfect options for your shower, rehearsal dinner and bachelorette party, if you’re looking to rock bridal white (and why would you not?) for those occasions, too.

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Early March Bridal Trunk Shows

Monterey, from Sarah Seven's California Haze collection.

Monterey, from Sarah Seven’s California Haze collection.

The Wedding Pavilion at Van Cleve, Paoli 

March 2-4: Pronovias Atelier Trunk Show

You’ll receive 10 percent savings if you order the featured designer’s dresses during the trunk show; call to make an appointment.

March 2-4: Van Cleve Couture Evening Wear Trunk Show

You’ll receive 10 percent savings if you order the featured designers’ dresses during the trunk show; call to make an appointment.

March 9-11: Victoria Kyriakides Bridal Trunk Show

You’ll receive 10 percent savings if you order the featured designer’s dresses during the trunk show; call to make an appointment.

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PW Reader Ring: Kelly & Mike!

Kelly's ring!

Kelly’s ring!

The couple: Kelly Ferguson and Mike McCarry, from Fort Washington.

The ring: My ring has a round solitaire diamond on a rose gold band, with a Tiffany setting. Mike picked the ring out along with his mom at Barsky Diamonds on Jewelers’ Row, which is the same place that his grandfather purchased his grandmother’s ring, and his father purchased his mother’s ring. While at the jeweler, his grandparent’s wedding song came on the radio. We like to think that this means that his grandfather, who passed away a few years ago, approves!

A few months ago Mike had asked me to show him a picture of my ideal ring so he could get some ideas. (Thanks, Pinterest!) To say he delivered is an understatement!

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Beginning-of-March Bridal Trunk Shows

Chandon by Hayley Paige. Photo courtesy of the designer.

Chandon by Hayley Paige. Photo courtesy of the designer.

Lovely Bride, Old City

March 3-5: Carol Hannah Bridal Trunk Show {Featuring the Botanica Collection}

You’ll receive 10 percent savings if you order the featured designers’ dresses during the trunk show; call to make an appointment.

Philly Bride, Old City

March 3-5: Hayley Paige Bridal Trunk Show

You’ll receive special incentives to order the featured designers’ dresses during the trunk show; call to make an appointment.

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Here’s a Handy Guide From BHLDN On Mixing & Matching Your Bridesmaids’ Dresses

Pick a shade, and let your ladies choose their style. All photos courtesy of BHLDN.

Pick a shade, and let your ladies choose their style. All photos courtesy of BHLDN.

As you have more than likely noticed while sitting in the pews of your friends’ weddings, it has become very much the thing over the past few years to dress one’s bridesmaids in varying yet complimentary dresses, instead of the exact same one. Whether you give them a color palette and tell them to knock themselves out or give them a handful of different colors and styles to choose from that you’ve selected, we wholeheartedly encourage you to go for this look with your ladies—it’s just so pretty and visually interesting, especially in photos. Plus, it totally ups the chances that each of your friends will actually really love the dress they end up wearing that day.

Philly-based BHLDN‘s bridesmaids dresses have always worked really well for this concept—it’s probably especially the first brand that comes to my mind now that J.Crew’s bridesmaids offerings have left us for good—and to help brides navigate their selection and visualize different options for their parties’ frocks, they’ve recently shot a “mix-and-match” guide with what they say are spring’s five biggest hues of the moment. Check out their suggestions below—then round up your girls and start making selections over here.

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